Bucharest’s public transport company RATB, which runs the bus, trolley and tram service in Romania’s capital, decided to suspend one-day tickets purchased via SMS starting January 1, Digi 24 news station informs.
The RATB didn’t specify if this service will be resumed or not.
The one-day tickets via SMS were implemented in April 2012. This allowed passengers to pay for a one-day ticket which was valid for 24 hours on all of RATB’s public transport network, by sending the text “A” at the number 7456. The cost of the SMS ticket was almost EUR 2 (VAT included).
RATB asked passengers to buy the SMS-ticket before boarding or immediately after boarding the vehicles, but many people only bought the SMS-tickets when seeing the RATB controllers.
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